I hear it all around me, and quite often. "I am too busy", or "Sorry I didn't text I was busy". A good, positive work life balance is something that is difficult to achieve, especially for entrepreneurs. Without specific and intentional management of this balance – we can be overwhelmed or carried away by the various demands that jobs and lives throw at us and the resulting stress can cause a variety of mental and physical health challenges. Reaching a positive work/life balance can be especially difficult during times when workloads and schedules are increased or altered from your normal routine.
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Challenges and strategies to help you think with a clearer and more positive mind.
Our anxiety is supposed to help bring us back to being our true, genuine selves. However, when we get stuck in a loop of fear, anxiety, and worrying, the effects can be detrimental. Chronic Anxiety can create compulsive behavior, as well as trigger a host of health problems.
Being an administrator on a depression support group on Facebook with over eleven thousand members, I have started seeing some common traits amongst a large majority of depressed people. They would either:
A few years ago I was talking with a co-worker about general health and the topic of stress came up. He taught me a bit about breathing with your diaphragm and how it generates some feel good hormones. A few years later I was talking with a psychologist and I learned even more about this style of breathing. As I researched more about this topic, and started putting it into practice, I found my self even breathing this way in every day life, resulting in an overall increase in quality of life; and my state of being was much more peaceful.
I have been reflecting and thinking lots lately. I have been doing the gratitude challenge that I posted last week and while I was on Day 4 it said, “Write a short message of thanks for some of the ‘negative’ things in your life.” This made me realize something.
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My good friend and energy healer, Clayton told me to go for walks in nature more often. I originally just thought, “alright, that’s simple enough, I can do that!” What’s mind blowing is what it does to you.
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Oh great another challenge. Life’s pretty challenging as is, I get it, and we have stresses of our jobs, relationships, putting up with our in-laws, etcetera. What if I told you that this challenge was a bit different, what if it’s a challenge to reduce all that stress, improve your health, relationships, jobs and more! What if this challenge changes life for the better?